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25 April 2006 The Esparto Grass Question: A Systematic Approach for a Long-lasting Problem in Stipa L. (gramineae)
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The systematic diversity within the esparto grass has produced controversy since the first century AD regarding the varying quality of this natural product as textile material. Investigated herein is Stipa subg. Macrochloa (Kunth) Barreña, D. Rivera, Alcaraz & Obón. Two species, Stipa antiatlantica and S. tenacissima, as well as two subspecies within S. tenacissima are recognized. Stipa kralifii is newly synonymized with S. tenacissima subsp. gabesensis. A dichotomous key is presented for identification of the taxa.

José Antonio Barreña, Diego Rivera, Francisco José Alcaraz, and Concepción Obón "The Esparto Grass Question: A Systematic Approach for a Long-lasting Problem in Stipa L. (gramineae)," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 16(1), 5-16, (25 April 2006). https://doi.org/10.3417/1055-3177(2006)16[5:TEGQAS]2.0.CO;2
Published: 25 April 2006
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